Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

Choosing Wedding Pearls: It’s Easier Than You Think

by Joanne Brent April 24, 2019

Over hundreds of years, pearls have become a timeless wedding accessory. It’s no wonder really. They’re so flexible and truly complement a modern, glam or even vintage-inspired wedding theme. The various hues of Tahitian pearls add a particularly chic touch to almost any bridal wardrobe. After all, they are both flexible and classic enough to fit into the entire "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” tradition.

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Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

Valentine’s Day 2019: Love Is in the Air

by Anna Semiachko February 11, 2019

The most romantic holiday of the year is coming soon! Valentine’s Day is a meaningful time when you can show how much you care for your loved ones by presenting a gift that will light up a happy smile on his or her face.

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Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

by Anna Semiachko January 07, 2019

Pearls in Politics

The First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy was notorious for her exceptional elegance and style. She has made a significant impact on the arts and culture as well as fashion trends of her time.

She once said: “Pearls are always appropriate” and it is hard to disagree with her, especially looking at her glowing image in this famous photograph.

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Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

Famous Pearl Lovers: The Icons of Style

by Anna Semiachko January 03, 2019

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." - Marilyn Monroe

The Girl with a Pearl Earring

Those who love art would surely be familiar with the painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Oil on canvas, a masterpiece created by a Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer in the middle of the 17th century. She is wearing an exotic dress with an oriental turban, she threw a look over her shoulder, there is something captivating and intimate in the way she glances at the viewer. Her skin is smooth and tender, lips gently opened. A large pearl earring accentuates the graceful contour of her young face.

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The Wonder of the Pearl: Myths and Legends

The Wonder of the Pearl: Myths and Legends

by Anna Semiachko October 04, 2018

 Symbolic Meaning of Pearl and its Magical Properties

Pearl was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and was believed to have strong healing properties.

Pearl has always symbolized the power of love, wealth and nobility. Pearl jewelry presented as a gift to children was meant to protect them and bring good luck. Pearls have a calming effect and are bringing the karma in balance, they bond people together and strengthen relationships, and therefore pearl jewelry was and is til nowadays a wonderful gift that you can make for your loved ones, friends and business partners.

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Jewelry and Photography - a Graceful Alliance

Jewelry and Photography - a Graceful Alliance

by Anna Semiachko September 03, 2018

Dear customers and friends, as elegant pearl jewelry and fine photography are our biggest passions we decided to use the extra space that we had at our store at 322 Ngu Hanh Son Street with advantage and make a little present for every visitor who discovers Namaka Jewelry.

We set up a professional photo studio embedded in the space of the store, fully equipped to take the best portrait photographs of our dear guests. 

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The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

The Immaculate Conception: Grafting Process in Pearl Farming

by Anna Semiachko August 27, 2018

What has to happen for a pearl to be conceived in the oyster’s body?

It can be a result of two events: either it happens by accident in nature, when a piece of shell or sand gets in the oyster’s belly or if the nucleus (the pearl’s core) is carefully inserted in the oyster’s “pearl pocket” by a human hand.

 

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Namaka Pearl Shopping Guide

Namaka Pearl Shopping Guide

by Anna Semiachko August 09, 2018

Everybody knows, what are the 4 Cs that define the value of a diamond: they are cut, color, carat and clarity. A similar classification is applied when grading pearls, but the criteria that affect the price are a bit more diverse.

The main criteria determining the value of a pearl are: size, shape, surface quality, luster and color.

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Pearl Care 101

Pearl Care 101

by Anna Semiachko August 05, 2018

Are pearls forever? Yes, they are if you follow some basic rules you can keep their luster last for generations.

Pearl is a gemstone of an organic origin. The fact that it’s born “in the wild” makes it a rather enduring material. However, for the same reason pearls require extra attention when it comes to cleaning, storage and everyday care.

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CULTURED PEARLS AND "WILD-CAUGHT" PEARLS, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

CULTURED PEARLS AND "WILD-CAUGHT" PEARLS, WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

by Anna Semiachko June 25, 2018

You can think of cultured pearls as "farmed" pearls while "wild-caught" pearls are those rarely found in the nature that appear without any human intervention. Both farmed and "wild" pearls grow in the same way...

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SHE COMES IN COLORS EVERYWHERE. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW…

SHE COMES IN COLORS EVERYWHERE. SHE'S LIKE A RAINBOW…

by Anna Semiachko June 20, 2018

Tahitian pearls are often called “black pearls” because they are formed by unique species of a black lip oyster Pinctada Margaritifera Cumingi, but it doesn’t mean that they are all black color.

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WHY IS THERE A SHOT GLASS OF WATER IN A PEARL JEWELRY SHOWCASE?

WHY IS THERE A SHOT GLASS OF WATER IN A PEARL JEWELRY SHOWCASE?

by Anna Semiachko June 19, 2018

Our customers and friends often ask us, why we have a small glass of water displayed in every showcase next to the pearl strands, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and other pearl jewelry.

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